Xbox One, PS4 coming to GameStop Expo

Gamers can go hands-on with next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony during August event in Las Vegas.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 don't launch until this holiday, but gamers can go hands-on with both machines during the GameStop Expo this summer, the retailer has announced.

Previously, only the PS4 was confirmed for the show because at the time, the Xbox One had not been officially announced.

GameStop did not specify which titles will be playable during the event, saying only that attendees can "get a close-up look and hands-on experience with the new systems and their exciting launch lineups."

In addition, GameStop announced that Microsoft and Sony will hold Q&A sessions regarding the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively. As outlined previously, only VIP ticket holders can attend the Q&A sessions.

GameStop said only a "very limited" number of VIP tickets remain. Priced at $90, the premium tickets include early access to the show floor, a VIP lounge, a gaming tournament, access to panel discussions, and a swag bag that includes a t-shirt and Madden NFL 25 for Xbox 360.

General admission tickets are currently available for $35 online and in-store. VIP tickets are sold only through GameStop's website.

GameStop also announced today that specially priced student tickets will be available for $20. These tickets can be purchased onsite only.

The 2013 GameStop Expo takes place August 28 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Shango4
Shango4

Hey guys what are your reasons for getting Xbox one?

Naylord
Naylord

As long as they will be at PAX prime this year I'll be happy.

djpetitte
djpetitte

Xbox One (also know as Xbox 180) = the biggest gaming console flop in video game history.

kgallis21
kgallis21

What if M$ had kept their use games restrictions and drm crap. You think they would of been invited to the expo.

beuneus12
beuneus12

ill bet they'll sell them as 'new' once they are done with them :p

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I wanna see how the games run on a X1. Not a PC on steroids. Stop trying to feed me the best possible looking game and show me the game that you're really gonna put out there MS.

Lillypaw
Lillypaw

Will they be using the Xbox this time or the PC running windows 7 and Nvidia Cards?

But well done Xbox for doing a Q&A session this time unlike E3, then again still time to 180 on that as well.

Haeravon
Haeravon

Or rather, you can go hands-on with a Windows 7 PC replicating Xbox One hardware.

turdfurguison
turdfurguison

Yeah now I'll be able to rub & slide my thumbs allover that PS4 touch pad!! And my balls on M$ controller. Ha ha feel sorry for whos ever after me. Stink Palm! ;p

svdbygrce02
svdbygrce02

They couldn't pay me to take Madden...

kalipekona
kalipekona

I'm going. Las Vegas is only a few hours away from me. It will be nice to get hands on time with some of the games and get to try out the new controllers.

Commander_Snowy
Commander_Snowy

Never knew that there was a GameStop Expo. It'll be good to see both console there.

onionking108
onionking108

"Gamers can go hands-on with next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony during August event in Texas"

--at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

lol.

Innerlux10
Innerlux10

I'd like to have some feedback here. My case, I've been a Sony supporter this gen of gaming, got my Ps3 (actually twice cause the first one died on me) and I've been happy with it because it represented more value (blu-ray, bluetooth). The Vita blew me away, I purchased mine last year and I'm pleased with it because the graphics are incredible for a handheld. I was hoping the same from Sony for next-gen, but to be honest I was really disapointed to see that the innovations for them are just social networking, sharing video and all that, but not on the hardware aspect, and on top of that they will be charging for the online service. 

With all this in mind (and after the end of the DRM fiasco) I realised that the technology and hardware value is on Microsoft side this time, not only games but voice and gesture controls, tv integration, Illumiroom soon...   so I decided to place my pre-order on the Xbox1. To be honest I cannot afford both consoles just for the exclusives, most of the games are multiplatform anyway.  But the guy at Eb Games (I'm canadian) told me that they have way more preorders for the PS4, it's like 3 to 1.  That worries me a bit, I don't wanna be getting a console without proper support cause of a slim fan base (like the Wii-U or the Vita) I can always change my pre-order.  What would you guys recommend me to do?

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

in texas in august but in las vegas ? im lost GS please help me lol

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

Hi all ! I'm just here to spread some negativity about the xbox one.I do this on every next gen console related article so just move along.BTW fuck microsoft...

phppapa
phppapa

Man, I hope my $135 Pulse Elite Headset (Sony-made) will work with the PS4.  It's a badass headset and I just hope it works with the PS4!!!

oo7superdave
oo7superdave

why does it say "event in augest in Texas" then at the end of the article it say sands las vegas

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

GameStop has to hire a good security troop coz if the haters start a war at the expo :)

JWallace21
JWallace21

I was wondering how long it would take for the comments to starting hating on each console.  I never understand why people can't agree to the fact that both consoles are going to be great and to just buy whichever one suits your personal needs rather than hating on the one you aren't buying to try to convince yourself you are making the right choice.  I personally have both preordered but will likely cancel one (or sell it on Ebay) once a little more info comes out on each one.

skiggy29
skiggy29

I preordered both consoles because they are both going to kick ass! You people ripping on X1 are retarded. Sorry but the launch lineup for X1 literally pisses on ps4's. The first year titles look better on X1!! Look at Titanfall, that game alone smokes anything the ps4 will have first year. I can't wait for my ps4 but I'm way more excited for X1!! I can't wait until you fanboys notice that u stuck ur feet in ur mouths with all the hater fanboyism u spoke.

phppapa
phppapa

Why always on the West Coast?  I mean, seriously... /grrrr!!!  I live in Tampa, FL- at least NYC or Miami or Atlanta or something!!!  Geez...

fantastic1234
fantastic1234

looking forward to checking out all the PSBore games running in their sub-30fps glory

atlanticmoon
atlanticmoon

The headline should be, "Breaking New: GameStop isn't stealing your money - Offers great deal for $90."

Revl8n
Revl8n

Given that E3 Xbone's were documented to be PC's in disguise, I wonder if M$ can manage to have a functional systems by August?

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Ah Gamestop- for publishers it is like that uncle who put you through college, but molested ya. CR. 

Consoles makers may hate gamestop and their used game market, but they know come November the store that sales the most consoles and generates the most heat is still the Gamestop fanchise. 

Whether you love em or hate em-it is pretty nice going into a store that caters to my one addiction. 

sephaien
sephaien

can we try the xbox one or the version of it running on windows pc?